Man trying to walk home faces disorderly conduct charge

By Jamison Cocklin, Special to the BDN
Posted Feb. 28, 2011, at 9:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Officers that received a disorderly conduct complaint in Bangor on Friday reportedly had a difficult time trying to convince a man that he was in no condition to walk home.

Police Sgt. Paul Edwards said that when Officer Joshua Wotton went to investigate a noise complaint at 154 Third St. he found a number of intoxicated individuals. Edwards said that after Wotton and another officer were able to persuade the group to calm down and speak with them, one individual became boisterous and the officers could not understand his slurred speech.

Edwards said the officers spent a “considerable amount of time” trying to calm down Jeremy Elliott, 30, of Bangor in order to resolve the complaint. Edwards said Elliott  was dressed inappropriately for the winter conditions and was “trudging about in the snow.”  Wotton persisted in telling Elliott he was in no shape to walk anywhere.

Regardless of Wotton’s attempts, Elliot continued to insist he was going home, according to Edwards. At that point, Wotton decided to arrest Elliott for disorderly conduct. He also found him to be in possession of seven 20-milligram Ritalin tablets, for which he charged Elliott with unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs, according to Edwards.

Elliott was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and since has been released.

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